Did You Cook Cabbage on New Years Day ?????

Cook Cabbage for the New Year - Head of Cabbage
United States
January 2, 2010 9:21am CST
Some of you might be saying WHAT...All my life I have heard that if you cook cabbage on the first day of the year that it will bring you wealth in the new year. If you add a silver coin to the cabbage while cooking than your wealth be in silver amounts for the year. Well I didn't cook the cabbage so now I guess I will be poor all year long...shucks..I just forgot to fix the head of cabbage..now I will pay for my mistakes...LOL Did you cook that cabbage on New Years Day?
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• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Jan 10
Hi Rose, Happy New Year Friend! I did not know this practice to be wealthy--- i definitely did not cook cabbage on New year's day but i am planing to cook chopseuy (a chinese food - mixed vegetables that include cabbage) then but changed my mind and just prepared fruit salad. don't worry since i did not prepare one i will be poor too for the entire year hehehehe. of course we will be working hard to earn and be wise enough in saving and spending our earned money.
• United States
3 Jan 10
Saving...What is that?...LOL I should have cooked the cabbage and then I might get more money..I would share with you..LOL I might go ahead and cook the cabbage this week and see if I get a little extra.. Keep smiling.
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Jan 10
so were you able to prepare the cabbage? i am excited to receive some extras from you...i will be honored to taste your cabbage recipe. maybe you can share your recipe with me so i can try it and let my husband judge if i make it right. cheers for that rose!
• United States
4 Jan 10
I sent you some of that cabbage thru PM did you get it...LOL I cut up the cabbage in small bites and some oil,pepper, and water. Cook until all water is cooked out of it. Then fry until a little brown. Very tasty...
@winterose (39919)
• Canada
3 Jan 10
nope never heard of cooking cabbage on New Years Day and I don;t think I will start that tradition either. We usually have the same vegetables we have on christmas which is carrots, turnips, and peas.
• United States
4 Jan 10
It could be just a KY tradition..Who knows..I really dont believe in it at all,but it is nice to have something to call a tradition..Thanks for sharing and have a goood day dear. Keep smiling.
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@winterose (39919)
• Canada
4 Jan 10
yes traditions are very nice and different people across the country and in canada and uk and else where have so many different kinds of traditions
• United States
4 Jan 10
I always like hearing about other traditions. To me it is very interesting.
@dawnald (84060)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
Now you tell me. Will it work if I cook cabbage on the third?
• United States
4 Jan 10
Hey give it a try..You might get partial wealth that way...LOL
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@dawnald (84060)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
that and a stinky house!
• Hungary
3 Jan 10
We cooked lens on New Years Day. Well, if we cook lens on this day we'll be a rich next year :)
• Hungary
3 Jan 10
uuupss, not lens, lentil :) we cooked lentil :)
• United States
3 Jan 10
I have heard of that either. I guess each country has their own traditions that they belive in. Have a good day and keep smiling..
@gabs8513 (48820)
• United Kingdom
8 Jan 10
lol nope I didn't and I have never heard of this either lol I think I will have to try it next year then and see if my Luck changes to
• United States
11 Jan 10
Hi gabs WOW..I can't believe that I haven't been on here for the last few days. Shame on me. I have involved in playing a game that my husband got me started on. I told him last night that I was going to smack him for getting me hooked.. Thanks for your response and have a good day. Hi Gissi...
@suzzy3 (8447)
6 Jan 10
I have never heard of that one,but will be cooking cabbage next year on new years day.I will also add a silver coin,.I often wondered why we never had much money,anything is worth a go.
• United States
6 Jan 10
Hi suzzy Good to hear from you. I didn't get cook the cabbage and now we are knowing it for sure..LOL..We are having so much finance problems right now..I should have cooked that cabbage...
@eshaan (6193)
• India
3 Jan 10
This is a very new thing i am hearing from you...cabbage is disliked mostly by all members of our house...and i dont cook it very often...its only when i dont have cooked it from too many days...then some day for change i buy it...and luckily today only i took it from my vegetable seller ....maybe i will be rich though a little late
• United States
3 Jan 10
I wish you luck. Maybe you will get the benefits from the cooked cabbage...I know I wished that I had cooked it..LOL Have a good evening eshaan.. Keep smiling..
@MrKennedy (1996)
3 Jan 10
I have never, ever prepared cabbage on New Years Day, and every year has been a relatively good one. To be honest, I'm not one for all these superstitions and beliefs, but everyone to their own I guess. Anyways, I hope everybody is having a good 2010 and may this decade be even better than the last
• United States
3 Jan 10
I think it would be safe to say that you are one of few that have been doing good this past 2009. Im glad that you were able to do so. The years in the past we was good for us as well. Just this past year was horrible and it aint' looking too good for 2010 yet. Keep smiling.
@yogambal_64 (1016)
• India
3 Jan 10
I never knew about this story of cooking cabbage on the first day of the year and so I did not cook, had I known this earlier before New Year eve I could have tried it.
• United States
3 Jan 10
That's okay I didn't either. Maybe we will still be lucky this year. I sure do hope so on my part.. Keep smiling
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Jan 10
As far as I am concerned, I have not cooked cabbage on new years day .It is known to all that in my hometown , we usually cook some delicous food on the new years day. We may just cook some fish for eating. We will cook some chicken for eating, Many good delicous will be prepared. happy mylot.
• United States
3 Jan 10
It is said that if you could cabbage that you will be better finanial than the year before. In the times that we are having now that needs to be more true than anything else as well... Keep smiling and have a nice day...
• Indonesia
3 Jan 10
Wow it is nice topic. In Indonesia that is named "MITOS". For example pregnant women don't sit in gate of your home. If you do it, your baby difficult to birth. In another example, if you go to vacation on mountain you can meet ghost there. But in the fact people who go to vacation on mountain doesn't meet ghost, they just have fresh air and fresh think. Just some people who believe there is ghost there, he can look a ghost.
• United States
3 Jan 10
Thanks for sharing that with us. Have a great day and keep smiling.
@mssnow (9482)
• United States
3 Jan 10
I have never heard of cooking cabbage on new years. We all have a dish called hoppin john,(Made with black eyed peas and ham) which is supposed to bring good luck. I guess everyone has their own good luck dinner for New years.
• United States
3 Jan 10
I just have heard of the cabbage cooking my whole life. Even heard this from some strangers in the store about a week ago. I guess every country has their own traditions as well...
@AmbiePam (41573)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Around here, the tradition is to make black eyed peas to bring in the new year. I have no idea why. In fact the subject was brought up on one our local news channels. I just didn't care enough to watch it long enough to find out where the tradition came from. I like black eyed peas though, so maybe I'll grab some at the store next time. Better late than never. : )
• United States
3 Jan 10
I like your ideal. Maybe I will cook that cabbage and it will still bring me some good luck. I don't know why they say this about the cabbage either. I think I will see if I can find out why the cabbage... Keep smiling.
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Hi, rosepedal64. No, I did not cook cabbage for The New Year's. I did cook string beans that were seasoned. They were very delicious! They has chunks of potatoes in them. I have never heard about having luck on New Year's Day. I am still hoping for luck even though I did not cook cabbage. And I hope for luck with you too even though you did not cook cabbage either.
• United States
3 Jan 10
Yeah I would love to have some extra money fall in my lap..Heck I would be happy if some just fell in my drive way..LOL Maybe we box will still have some good luck with finances this year..
@drannhh (14739)
• United States
2 Jan 10
I never did hear that before, but I love cabbage. I cook it when it goes on sale, though, so here is what maybe we can do. Cabbage prices drop before St. Patrick's Day which is near the Chinese New Year. Let's cook it then! That way we ony have to be poor for a month or so and the rest of the year will be splendid ;-)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Hey I like that ideal. Let me know when I should be cooking this cabbage..LOl Have a good day drannhh and thanks for the comment. Keep smiling.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
2 Jan 10
That's an interesting one. I hadn't heard that. No, my friend said to burn a bayberry candle and that will lead to abundance (wealth, lots of everything).
• United States
3 Jan 10
OKay..Im going to burn that bayberry candle. Maybe I can salvage the wealth for the year..LOL Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Keep smiling.
@Trensue (3707)
• United States
2 Jan 10
I have a friend that cooks a very traditional meal that includes cabbage. I used to spend every New Year's Day with her for many years after her husband passed away. My life finally got too complicated and most of my friendships have been laid away.
• United States
3 Jan 10
Hi Trensue Good to hear from you. Yeah I don't have any friends around close either. But you know what..I will be okay. I have some on here that are very supportive with me. Im here as your friend as well. I should have cooked the cabbage so that I can get wealthy.. Keep smiling.
@jugsjugs (13047)
2 Jan 10
No i did not cook cabbage over any of the christmas or on New Years as the children do not like it that much.Looks like both of us are going to have no money this year then.Happy New Year.
• United States
3 Jan 10
I guess will just have to get use to not having any money..LOL Hey wait...That won't be any differnce then what I have been living..lol Keep smiling.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
2 Jan 10
Hello, Rosepedal. That's a new one on me. Must put it down on my new calendar, otherwise I'll forget by next year! In Spain, if you eat a grape on each stroke of midnight, you'll have good luck in the New Year. Last year I only managed 7, this year I got 11 down, so I'm now wondering if this year will be luckier than last year!
• United States
3 Jan 10
Hey I like grapes..I just might put that into my routine and see if my luck changes for the best..Thanks for sharing. Have a good day. Keep smiling.
@Hatley (127424)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jan 10
hi rosepedal64 nope I did not know about this one. anyway I am here in Gold Crest with no way of cooking any thing. I love cabbage but more in coleslaw than in cooked cabbage,.although if its cooked just tender crisp its really quite good. so I 'guess I will remain poor this year too.
• United States
2 Jan 10
LOL Hi Hatley...Good to hear from you..Maybe Gold Crest is a good sign for you..LOL I love to fry mine. I just add a little water to it and then it cook down. After that I let it fry..Ahhh that sounds really good right now...LOL Have a good day and thanks for sharing with me. Keep smiling.